Ep 144 // Tim Kreider, Pt 2 w/ Matt Ruby / ‘Uncut Gems’

Premiere DateJan 10, 2020
00:00 Intro
01:17 START /// Matt Ruby talks with writer Tim Kreider (part 2)
01:59 Choosing class reading assignments
03:10 Bad writing: bureaucratic language, legalize, artist statements / information design vs. magicians
08:46 The importance of revisions / “Aha!” moments?
16:30 Hot takes & topical writing
24:30 Unpopular thoughts and opinions / provocation
28:15 Grading on revisions, not on talent
31:20 “Going back for the snakes” (a la ‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure’) / Doorknob moments
37:53 Teaching again in the future? / wrapping up /// END
38:55 1st Person: Aaron // On His Plans For Improving New York City
45:10 Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘Uncut Gems’
47:58 Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
65:20 "Mirage" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) Lisel
69:15 Outro / Credits
70:16 Finish.

Contributor Matt Ruby concludes his chat from last week with Tim Kreider, an essayist and a teacher, about his thoughts and tips on writing.

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Uncut Gems,’ directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and starring Adam Sandler, LaKeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, and Eric Bogosian — out now from A24.

And we’ll take exclusive early listen to performances by Lisel, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio sessions

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…